Latest Healthcare-associated pneumonia Stories
The long-term consequences of pneumonia can be more detrimental to a person's health than having a heart attack.
Hospitalization rates in New York City for patients with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), a potentially deadly bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment, more than tripled between 1997 and 2006.
In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities.
Hospital patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are at an increased risk of developing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which affect 1.7 million patients annually in the United States. HAIs are infections that patients acquire during their hospitalization and that were not present at the time of admission to the hospital.
A study published in the January 2011 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology finds that a high percentage of nursing home residents carry Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and suggests that some nursing homes could be doing more to prevent the spread of the bacteria, which can lead to hard-to-treat infections.
NEW YORK, Oct.
A new study has shown that nearly 50,000 US medical patients die every year of blood poisoning or pneumonia picked up in hospitals.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who acquire skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in a hospital or other healthcare setting may be more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotic therapy at the beginning of their treatment.
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-New study shows infectious bacteria growing in 98 percent of hospital bath basins CARY, Ill., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients across the country may be opening themselves up to infection as a result of bathing practices applied in hospitals.